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hagel accused beijing of unstabilizing the area in the china sea. chuck hagel warned that the u.s. would not ignore action that could threaten long-term process. >> china called the south china sea a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation. that's what it should be. in recent months china has undertaken destabilizing actions asserting claims over the south china sea. we oppose any effort by any nation to restrict overflight of freedom or navigations, whether from military or civilian vessels, or countries big or small. the united states will not look the other way when if the add principles are being challenged. >> scott heidler has more. >> reporter: the lang im from the u.s. -- language from the u.s. secretary of geps, chuck hagel - -- defense, chuck hagel, the united states seeing this as possibly having having international ramifications. chuck hagel welcomed a move by japan, where they said they want to be more involved in peace in the region. they are an ally of the united states. they are upping the pivot to asia. in six years 60% of air force and navy will operate out of the reg
. in the honorable chuck hagel, secretary of defense. the 18th chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. theutive director of national military cemetery. commanding general of the united states army military oestreich of washington. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please ,tand for the introduction invocation, and national anthem. , majorand chaplain general jeffrey buchanan, commanding general, united states army. executive director of the army national ella terry cemetery. chairman, joint chiefs of staff. the honorable chuck hagel, secretary of defense. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. ♪ [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, chaplain raynor. let us join together in prayer. god, we ask your presence be upon us this day. a day in which we as a nation come together on this hallowed ground to honor those brave men and women who gave all they had for the service of our nation and our freedom. never let us forget the sacrifice and their willingness to serve. they did not ask to become heroes, they asked for courage to never le
much distraction and get in the way of the v.a. getting fixed. >> defense secretary chuck hagel spoke, and one chinese official said if you treat china as the enemy, china will become the enemy of the u.s. >> secretary of defense chuck hagel using blunt language in dealing with china, and what he sees as possible destabilization of the region when china is dealing with territorial disputes. he thinks what they're doing is something that could impact the international opportunity. >> china has called the south china sea a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation. that's what it should be. but in recent months china has undertaken destabilizing unilateral actions asserting it's claims in the south china sea. >> the broad bed disputes in southeast asia and the china sea. he talks about thailand and the military coup and what that could mean to the population in tie. >> and we also respond when nations retreat from democracy, as in thailand. we urge the royal thai army to release those who have been detained in restrictions of free expression and move immediately to restore power back to
. american defense secretary chuck hagel accuses china of destabilizing the south china sea and says the u.s. will not look the other way. military of thailand's afternoon announces elections might be more than a year away, and in formula one, simmering tensions, even though they are both driving for the same team. of words has erupted between the united states and china. first, u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel accuse china of, as he put it, destabilizing the south china sea and china responded by describing the comments as full of incitement, threats, and intimidation. the dispute looks to heighten further tensions in east asia, where china has recently been involved in disputes with the number of neighbors, above all, japan and vietnam. >> the senkaku islands are at the center of a long-running dispute. although officially controlled by japan, china also lays claim to the uninhabited territory. the real issue is not the terrain rising from the sea, but the oil, gas, and fish, deep below the surface. see -- speaking at a conference in singapore, the u.s. defense secretary had some tough
. defense secretary chuck hagel talking to cnn about the scandal at the va. he's calling for change, but not at the time, despite many calls for eric shinseki to resign. >>> and then, a hail mary from hope francis, putting himself in the middle of a political battle that has lasted centuries, calling for a palestinian state and offering help negotiate a deal himself. can he solve what countless others could not? good morning, everyone. great to see you this morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is monday, may 26th, memorial day and 5:00 a.m. in the east. glad to see you this morning. let's begin in southern california, where there are new developments as investigators try to piece together what led this 22-year-old to go on a deadly rampage around santa barbara, killing six people and wounding more than a dozen before turning the gun on himself. now, a friend of elliott rogers' family tells cnn rogers' parents went on a desperate hunt for their son just as he was opening fire, seemingly at random. he had just sent his 137-page manifesto to h
. the defense secretary chuck hagel now reviewing healthcare facilities stephanie sy reports. >> they have some of the best caregivers in the world. but their management has to change. >> zag nab bit, he know that they can schedule people faster than they do. >> we served honorbly. >> reporter: they are veterans who fought long ago but now in a different battle. frustrated with what they call lack of care at veteran's care facilities nationwide. long waits in medical care contributed to the deaths of 40 veterans. >> whether it's allegations of centers covering up long wait time or cooking the books, i will not stand for it. not as command center chief, not as an american. >> reporter: the epic center of the scandal, the pentagon is getting involved, too. secretary of defense chuck hagel has ordered a sweeping review of the military's health system to begin immediately. the 90 day study will focus on access to care, safety and quality of care at facilities which serve almost 10 million active duty soldiers. those facilities are not specifically related to the va but the veteran scandal sparked t
in the south seas. chuck hagel accused china of destabilizing the region. >> china has called the south china sea a sea of peace, friendship, and cooperation. and that's what it should be. but in recent months china has under taken destabilizing unilateral actions, asserting it's claims in the south china sea. we also oppose any effort by any nation to restrict over flight or freedom of navigation, whether for military or civilian vessels, from countries big or small. the united states will not look the other way when fundamental principles of the international order are being challenged. >> well, china has claims on both of the south china sea but that territory overlaps areas claimed by other countries including vietnam, indonesia, brunei, the philippines and taiwan. japan and china are in a dispute over a group of islands known as senkaku in japan and diaoyu in japan. the area overlaps japan's air space. >> what language from u.s. secretary of defense in chuck hagel and china and how it's hand 8ing the territory dispute. the u.s. sees this as destabilizing that could have international ram
states and china. defense chuck hagel accused china of destabilizing the south china sea. china called his comments full of incitement, threats, and intimidation. the dispute looks likely to heighten tensions in the east of asia where china has recently been involved in disputes with a number of neighbors, including vietnam and japan. the islands are at the center of a long-running dispute. officially controlled by japan, china also lays claim to the uninhabited territor. the real issue is not the rocky terrain, but the oil, gas, and fish below the surface. speaking at a conference in singapore, the u.s. defense secretary was critical of beijing. >> china has called the south china sea ac of peace, friendship, and cooperation. that is what it should be. but in recent months, china has undertaken the stabilizing -- destabilizing unilateral actions staking its claim. >> the islands are not the only bone of contention. beijing has laid claim to parts of the south china sea shown by the red line. it has caused anger by putting up an oil rig in vietnam's waters. tokyo has indicated it will
in july. >>> u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel now speaking out about the controversy over medical care for america's veterans and whether he think this foal low cabinet member, eric shinseki, should keep his job. more coming up. ♪ ♪ tigers, both of you. tigers? don't be modest. i see how you've been investing. setting long term goals. diversifying. dip! you got our attention. we did? of course. you're type e* well, i have been researching retirement strategies. well that's what type e*s do. welcome home. taking control of your retirement? e*trade gives you the tools and resources to get it right. are you type e*? to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him, he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with him all day as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop. can i get my aleve back yet? ♪ for my pain, i want my aleve. ♪ [ male announcer ] look for the easy-open red arthritis cap. ♪ honestly, the off-season isn't i've g
's observance, the honorable chuck hagel, secretary of defense. general marten e. dempsey, the 18th chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. mr. patrick helnan. director, arlington national cemetery. and major general jeffrey buchanan, commanding general of the united states army military district of washington. [background noises] jon: again you see the size of the crowd that is assembled and yet despite that nobody says a word at this hallowed ground, arlington national cemetery. formerly the estate of general robert e. lee after the civil war, the union army essentially grabbed his estate to bury the union war dead. it was at the time considered a slap, if you would at general lee and the confederates. it is now a place of, just incredible beauty and solemn purpose. again, a place that i think all americans should visit. president obama is there as we heard over the loud speaker. he has arrived. he will be walking to that wreath momentarily. to lay the wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier and then he will make some remarks. here comes the presidential party. [background noises] jon: on
shinseki in the crowd there for this ceremony as our secretary of defense chuck hagel, chairman of joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey will be there and we see the vice president and dr. jill biden arriving. i assume we'll see the president shortly. he will lay a wreath. let's just take a chance to watch and let this soak in. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ taps playing ] >> very touching moment there. president obama making his way into the amphitheater. a beautiful day. quite a crowd gathered. he was there along with the first lady. you can see her. vice president joe biden and his wife, dr. jill biden. they'll go inside. there will be a ceremony there. we know there will be comments. the president will speak as well as secretary of defense chuck hagel. >> we'll bring you those events and those speeches when they happen. stay with us for that. when we come back, we'll have more news for you today including new updates on the shootings in santa barbara, california. new information about what that killer had been writing and saying in the days and weeks before the rampage. stay with us. mine was earn
singapore. >> secretary of defense chuck hagel when it comes to china and how it's handling territorial disputes. they see this could possibly have international ramification. the secretary of state said china needs to back off this. and the prime minister said they want to become more involve with peace and security in the region. the united states said its upping it's profit to asia and the defense secretary said that in six years 60% of air force and navy from the united states will operate out of the region. this is something that is very important to them moving forward. >> as we mentioned the u.s. defense secretary has taken toe china. chuck hagel also called for democracy to be restored in taiwan. the dividing factor is the country's prime minister. they went to find out just how the military seizure has been received over there. >> even if you don't read thai the posters say it all. this is a town loyal to the brother and sister who were both once prime ministers of thailand. it's a personal matter for noi who sold snacks here and watched them grow up. she's joined by one of the
secretary chuck hagel discussed it in our exclusive s sit-down. >>> in the world lead, pope francis defying expectations yet again on a trip to the holy land. can he succeed where so many others have failed in brokering peace in the middle east? good afternoon, everyone. welcome to "the lead," i'm jake tapper. we'll begin with the national lead today in santa barbara, california, six people killed in a horrific series of attacks near the university of california, santa barbara. a pair of sorority sisters, roommates visiting their buddy, college students out on an errand. all of them slained by a 22-year-old because he couldn't get a date. after this, the questions turn to the motive, what could someone drive someone to do this sort of thing. this time we already know. pent-up sexual frustration, he gave voice to the mall lig nancy inside of him, in a 141-page rant. and on the types of message boards that you hope you never find on your son's, husband's, or boyfriend's internet cache. he was somebody's son. by all accounts, he was denied nothing, really, in his privileged life. his parents a
on nato expansion in a few moments with remarks from defense secretary chuck hagel. the white house correspondents dinner is coming up saturday night. live coverage begins tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. eastern. tonight, more than one doesn't -- more than a dozen events associated with the dinner are held tonight in washington. the hill is hosting a reception. our cameras in place just outside the embassy to catch some of the arrivals now on the red carpet. entertainmentts tonight's anchor nancy will hold a red carpet. tom cruise's some well bge jane -- will be djing. taking a look at some of the byals at the event greeted the royal canadian mounted police. again, the white house correspondents dinner is tomorrow. live coverage begins at 6:00 pm eastern with red carpet arrivals. president obama. mckale will speak to the tethered celebrities in white house press corps. more from the woodrow wilson discussion on nato. chuck hagel addressed the group. he said european allies should trim it more to the alliance and rely less on u.s. military spending. in 1997, my daughter hillary, i have a hilla
out to where my colleague is standing by. you had a visitor over there, chuck hagel charged to ensure israel is that the relation is strong as ever. have you convinced them? are serious differences between the obama administration and prime minister netanyahu over the talks. of course, the prime minister insisted that iran have no tolear enrichment in order create nuclear weapons. 1 willing to give not takenhing -- that that step. >> another topic. israel is conducting a major operation against the u.s. what can you tell us? does it have credibility? to areofficials i spoke furious about these allegations put forward by anonymous officials. they see is really as a vindictive campaign against israel. they deny completely as a related to an effort by israel touet visa waivers for its rists. it is added to the tension that is already there between the obama administration and netanyahu. >> another attention is the palestinians. is saying they have not collapsed. many people think they have to. >> there's a lot of skepticism in israel they will keep this track with the palestinian leader.
in junior syriar first time. earlier this week. and u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel has taken aim at china over its actions in the south china sea. hagel accused china with this. carried out a coup last week and the dividing factor is the former you prime minister, tak shinawatra. ta tak you shinawatra. it is a personal matter for noy who sold snacks here for decades and watched the customers grow up including tacsin and yin luck shinawatra pnl, detained by the army for five days in the mass arrests that fold the military coup. >> we have to wait and see if the army general who staged the coup can deliver what he promises in bringing people together with no colors of shirts. i wonder how he can make it happen. >> there are hardly any soldiers to be seen in shanghai's streets. scratch the surface and the nature of the political battle becomes apparent. >> the military here have so far refused to say how many people they've actually detained as part of the crack down. still, the military's going ahead with a seemingly contradictory campaign. they're offering basic medical services t
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of office. >> reporter: secretary of defense chuck hagel spoke in singapore. >> china has called the south china sea the sea of peace, friendship, and cooperation, and that's what it should be. but in recent months china has under taken destabilizing unilateral actions asserting it's claims in the south china sea. we also oppose any effort by any nation to restrict overflight or freedom of navigation. whether for military or civilian vessels from countries big or small. the united states will not look the other way when fundamental principles of the international order are being challenged. >> deputy chief of staff chinese arm responded to hagel's comments when the two later met. >> we were very candid and more than expectations. i think the speech made full comments on your view or rather your criticism of china although i do think those criticisms are groundless i do appreciate your candor. >> it mostly surround disputes of rich fishing grounds and areas of potential gas reserves. that area over lapse claims of other countries as well, including vietnam, indonesia, malaysia, brunei, phil
. that is a 50% jump compared to the year before. u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel say it isn't the result of more sexual assaults. he says they reflect more service members reporting the crime. he ordered six new initiatives, including it get more male victims to come forward and a review of alcohol policies. >>> the senate approved legislation to eliminate the words man and woman from california's legal definition of marriage. he says the bill removes language from the family code and it brings it into compliance with new state laws on marriage. it calls for gender neutral language. the bill passed with all but two republicans. >>> california's work place safety agency slapped tesla with a fine related to an incident that left three workers injured last year. they failed to ensure a press was maintained in sape operating conditions. work -- safe operating conditions. workers suffered burns. they plan to appeal the fines. >>> 400 elementary school have been named california distinguished schools and some of the schools are in the bay area. contra costa county has 24 schools. for the first
. it said those reports jumped by 50% to just over 5,000. defense secretary chuck hagel called this increase unprecedented and said it reflected the fact that victims are growing more confident that attackers will be prosecuted. critics quickly pointed out the rate of convictions has remained about the same. there's also been a spike of men in the military reporting incidents of sexual assault. >>> on this traditional college decision day for high school seniors across the country, the obama administration took the unusual step today of releasing a list of 55 colleges and universities that are being investigated for possible violations of anti-discrimination laws, including the handling of sexual assault complaints on campus. these range from ivy leagues to public institutions. the potential violations come under title nine, which prohibits gender discrimination at schools that receive federal money. we put the entire list of 55 colleges on our website tonight. >>> overseas now, a deadly bomb attack in nigeria late today on a busy street in that country's capital, killing at least nine peopl
% last year. defense second chuck hagel saying more reports mean victims have more confidence in the system. hagel ordered new initiatives including an effort to get more victims to come forward. >>> florida is one step closer to medical marijuana. state's house voted in favor 111-7. if florida's senate approves, governor rick scott has indicated he's ready to sign it into law. it would allow doctors to prescribe low thc cannabis to patients. >>> in seattle's mayor has proposed an increase to the city's minimum wage. he with like to bump it up to $15 an hour over the next seven years. if this is approved, it would make seattle's pay baseline the highest in the u.s. lots of folks might be moving there. >>> you have to see this squirrel go nuts over a selfie. some teen on vacation, in florida, able to get a selfie with a little squirrel. now, but then, yeah, go ahead. >> wanted to give him a hug. >> yeah, right. >> then he quickly jumped on the boy's back and went up his shirt, didn't like the picture. his mom snapping the photos of the harmless squirrel attack which went viral
. defense secretary chuck hagel cautions finding it them in a dense jungle will be a huge challenge. >> we are going to bring every asset we can use to help the government. there is no intention, at this point, to be putting american boots on the ground. [crying] >> reporter: parents of the missing girls are demanding action. this mother says i believe the government can wipe away my tears, she says government pity us and rescue our children. they are threatening to sell the captured girls in in slavery and may force some into marriage. allison harmlin for cbs news, back to you. >> many are assisting the government for the search for the missing girls. the nigearian government is offering a reward for information about the girl's whereabouts. >>> we are coming to get you, are you okay? >> watch as storm chasers rescue a woman in a wheelchair, trapped after a massive tornado blows through missouri could be the beginning of something big. a small town in missouri is recovering.. after being sld >>> and a hero's welcome for a bearded drag queen. it is no joke, why this could be the beginning
.s. defense secretary chuck hagel said today he is open to reviewing the military's ban on transgendered service members. for now, though, the ban stays in place. >> the issue of transgender is a bit more complicated because it has a medical component to it. these issues require medical attention. >> hagel made the comments on abc's this week. a recent commission report found there was no compelling medical rationale for not allowing transgendered military service members. >>> a plan to build a hotel and entertainment center next to levi stadium in santa clara is in jeopardy tonight because of a parking shortage. according to the chronicle, the team needs more spaces to accommodate game day fans. the plan calls for creating 789 spots on the side of the projected project. the team has told the city of santa clara if montana's project is approved, the city would be on the hook for providing eight and a half acres of parking for the team. >>> coming up next on abc 7 news at 9:00 -- >> you owned 50% of the l.a. clippers. the nba may insist that your team be sold. what would you do then? >> t
keep promises. >>> live from america's news headquarte headquarters, i am kelly wright. chuck hagel marking memorial day with a solemn ceremony at the national mall, honoring the 7,000 service members killed in the line of duty since 9/11. >> benjamin allen johnson. >> more than 450 americans joined in together to read the names of the fallen, including casey and petraeus and many others. >>> overseas, the pope celebrating mass at an outdoor stadium. visiting some of the most sacred sites in the holy hand and meeting with christian and jewish and christian leaders. now back to bulls and bears. >>> federal workers make more than most of us make, and they still can't pay their taxes on time. they owe $3.3 billion in back taxes. is it time to do to them what they do to us? >> yes, if you don't pay your taxes in the real world you get your wages garnished. there is 714 employs in the house and senate that are behind taxes and the federal courts are behind on taxes, and they should not be treated differently, and you are getting paid more, working for the federal government, pay your tax
on chuck hagel's desk. >> got to stop you there. thank you for joining us. until next time, we will see y'all online. >> good evening to you. you are watching al jazeera america. live from new york with a look at the day's top stories. >> an injustice that needs to be dealt with. >> eerie words from the suspect and the deadly drive behoove shootings. three more dead at a jewish museum in brucels. the pope begins his historic trip to the mid east. >> a moving tribute to those who lost their lives in the vietnam war.
's tenth anniversary. defense secretary chuck hagel and former senator bob dole addressed the crowd. dole is the founder of a program for older veterans and their families. the organization raises money to send those vets to washington to visit the memorial. >>> the number one killer of americans who have served in the wars in iraq and afghanistan, it isn't combat, it's suicide. after they return home. tonight in the middle of the memorial day weekend, a local group is trying to stop that from happening. >> reporter: post-traumatic stress is such a powerful force. >> combat veterans never come back the same. they're changed. >> reporter: the va estimates 22 veterans kill themselves each day. >> 8,000 a year. in the united states. that has to stop. >> reporter: that's more than the number of troops killed in combat during the entire wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> i see these little kids out here. and the blankets. running around, having a good time. and some of my post-traumatic stress comes up when i see that. >> reporter: vets who still suffer the effects of combat lit candles at the p
michelle obama, vice president joe biden, dr. jill biden and defense secretary chuck hagel among others. mr. obama laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown then thanked america's men and women currently in uniform and praised them for their efforts and sacrifice. >>> because the progress that they have made were in a pivotal moment. our troops are coming home. by the end of this year our war in afghanistan will finally come to an end. >> memorial day originally known as decoration day was established to honor those who died serving in the u.s. military. also this morning pope francis wrapped up his visit to jordan. the palestinian territories and jerusalem by visiting some of the city's most holy sites. anne thompson has more from jerusalem. ♪ >> reporter: today pope francis confronts the future and past of the middle east. at israel's memorial to the holocaust, francis kissed the hands of several survivors, praying that there would never be another such crime. he visited the dome of the rock where muslims believe the prophet mohammed ascended to heaven. here the pope asked that no one ab
article, chuck hagel attending a security conferences in asia. the u.s. and china squared off. they were in singapore, speaking, when secretary hagel accused china of destabilizing me region. been an escalation of the dispute between china and neighboring countries over the south china seas. tensions surged after china put an oil rig in waters claimed by vietnam. the philippines says china is building an airstrip on a disputed island. committed to rebalancing power, but not taking an official position. partsia-pacific region was of a discussion recently in the atlantic council, which focused on missile defense. you can watch that later today at 1:10 eastern. president obama is hosting the fourth annual white house science fair. more than 100 students from 30 states participated. this was started for your skill as part of the educate to innovate campaign, promoting math and science. >> welcome to the white house science fair. i love this event. this is one of my favorite things all year long. i went to recognize people who worked hard to make this science fair happen and connect young peo
wait list at a va hospital. a story cnn uncovered. what chuck hagel is now saying about veterans affairs chief eric shinseki next. >>> but first, here's today's "cnn hero." >> i love the crispy feeling of the air. the sound on my skate crunching on the ice. >> skating relieves me from everything. >> i just want to fly. i just don't want to stop. >> i heard that there were some girls who wanted to figure skate in harlem. growing up i was a competitive figure skater. there was not access for kids in low income communities. they looked so eager to get started. i started to teach them and really inspiring to me. ready? and, slow. we serve over 200 girls a year. you did it. best part of skating is gives you qualities you use the rest of your life. they gain perseverance. >> step cross, step cross. excellent, girls. >> they fall down and get back up and can do that in anything. it is a building block. skating's a hook but education comes first. >> oh. >> before they get on the ice, they have to get their homework done. they get a minimum of three afternoons a we can. >> that means -- >
the first to bring attention to the >> u.s. secretary of defence chuck hagel says a jump in sexual assault is a result of more victims coming forward and a rise in prosecutions against attackers. attacks are high. randall pinkston joins us. >> some critics say one of the serious problems in the military is internal. we talk to a former navy officer, one of the first to call widespread attention to the problem. >> i was groped, grabbed, fought for my life. they were trying remove my life. >> that was 22 years ago. paula was a navy lieutenant taping a convention of aviators, and reported the incident to her commanding officer. >> he told me and i quote "that's what you get when you go down a hallway full of druping aviators -- drunk aviators", i didn't believe. >> she fought back, going public with sexual abuse accusations at great cost. >> i essentially lost my career. >> victims advocates filed a lawsuit claiming thousands suffered similar consequences. >> in a milliseconds left if he goes left i can go right. >> they were planning a hazing. it turned into more than that. >> the suit clai
to keynote kickoff our conversation is secretary of defense chuck hagel who was elected to the senate in 1997 and voted for nato expansion. i checked. after his remarks he will take a few questions from the audience. secretary hagel, a close friend is the first enlisted combat veteran to lead the department of defense and we all know that serving in government at the highest levels is a combat sport his plate is full with the afghan drawdown, the pivot to asia, realignment of missions in resources and a very tough budget constraints. the russia ukraine issue is yet another and nato's capacity and future role are on the line. as a member of myself on the defense policy board i grapple with this issue with their colleagues earlier this week. mines far parted in mind are struggling to figure out what the best answers are. unfortunately my daughter hillary isn't writing her thesis now or mom would have very little advice to give her. i also just returned a few minutes ago from a breakfast with german chancellor merkel who was in town to reach -- meet with present moment secretary hagel and others
. >> chuck hagel said rescuing the girls would be difficult. >> it will be difficult. it's a vast country. we'll bring to bear every asset we can use to help nigerian government. >>> pro-russian separatists in donetsk and lugansk declared their independence today, a day after referendums that ukraine and the west say are illegal. the european union moved to impose sanctions against russians and ukrainians connected to the crisis. kim vinnell has more from kiev. >> reporter: as votes were counted in the east, authorities said the outcome was irrelevant, calling the referendum illegal. with formed ballot papers, no international observers and low voter turn out. speaking in parliament, acting president oleksandr turchynov said organizers of the referendum would be held criminally responsible. >> translation: the farce that the terrorists call a referendum is nothing else but a propa gannedist cover for kidnappings, violence and other crimes. the west echos the chorus of condemnation. in brussels for a meeting to discuss the crisis, british foreign secretary chuck hagel said no country would acc
are like incubators for these diseases. defense secretary chuck hagel passed through a thermoimaging cameras. elizabeth cohen is outside the hospital. do we know if people who were in contact with the person in florida have mers? >> we know that they don't. the testing in florida turned out to be negative. a number of health care workers had contact with this person, 18 or so. two of them had indeterminant testing. as we speak, behind me, they're doing some testing at the cdc to try to get a yes or a no. i want to add that that patient in florida is now doing much better. the patient is now fever free and improving. >> this country with a new virus for which there is no treatment, elizabeth. and has a high mortality rate. put this in perspective. how much concern is there among health officials considering that no one in the u.s. has died from this? >> there's still concern. because, of course, lots of travel between the middle east and the united states. but this is how i look at it. if my husband just came back from the arabian peninsula, i would be worried because of where he was.
in the military. defense secretary chuck hagel and retired general pet ray us were among those showing respect. chuck hagel said america ha an obligation to take care of veterans >>> next - fighting the federal government. anger in utah over washington's control of wide-open spaces. >>> this memorial dau weekend a group of -- day weekend a group of nevada rampers will saddle up for a 70 mile horse back ride to protest grazing rules. in utah more than 57% of the state is now under federal control. a al jazeera's paul beban has more from salt lake city. >> reporter: as you hike into recapture canyon you notice the silence. >> we are barelied in the closure. we have come to our first ark logical site. >> reporter: there's evidence that ancient native americans called this home. >> this is what we call an outdoor museum. it's a special place where there's remains of the past. >> recaptured canyon is protected land administered by the federal bureau of land management or b.l.m. in 2007 they closed the canyon to motorized vehicling something that didn't sit well in blanding, where locals don't want
announcing his choice for secretary of housing and urban development. defense secretary chuck hagel at the naval academy. a discussion of the department of veterans affairs and the future of eric shinseki. >> if we do not stand up -- step up the enforcement side, that brings immediate attention. if we are going to say that all we can rely on and make these universities and colleges do what they should be doing this for them to get a bad story, that if victims. that would be a depressing conclusion. we have to figure out some way to up the ante that is short of waiting for another tragedy. >> i would say more focus on the department of education to do the work. again, i think the changes i have seen that institutions make are immediately under investigation. we do not know what the fine is. see thatlmost rather investment in a bigger team. >> they will be paying for it. we have an issue of budget. where does that money come from? it can come from institutions that have done wrong. they can fund their own enforcement. that is justice. >> is begin on c-span, claire on combating sexual
secretary chuck hagel today spoke about the nato alliance its history and its relevance to the russia ukraine conflict. it's 40 minute talk is followed by a panel discussion on ukraine with former russian german and polish officials. >> in 1997 my daughter hillary and i have for hillary in my own family, then it presents senior majoring in politics pics nato as her thesis topic. she called her mom then in my third term in congress to get my assessment. so i had to really think about it. nato expansion have been agreed upon and in 1994 brussels declaration and there was real enthusiasm certainly in the united states congress. the senate voted 89-19. that's a very initial vote these days in 1998 to ratify the addition of three countries to nato poland hungary and the check republic. 16 countries have now been added through six rounds of enlargement since the end of the cold war. but there were also skeptics. tom friedman the writer tom friedman who also is a former wilson scholar wrote an op-ed last month in which he quoted his 1998 interview with it then 94-year-old george kennan. said
area. >> defense secretary chuck hagel on friday said that european allies should contribute more to nato and rely yes -- rely less on u.s. military spending. his remarks are about 40 minutes. hilary997 my daughter, -- i have a hillary and my family -- a senior, she picked nato as hers senior thesis project. she called her mother in congress to get my assessment. i really had to think about it. agreedsessment had been upon. there was real enthusiasm. certainly in the united states congress. -19, a veryvoted 89 unusual vote these days, to ratify the addition of three countries to nato. been addeds have now through six rounds of enlargement since the end of the cold war. but there were also skeptics. tom friedman, the writer, who is also a former wilson scholar thomas wrote an op-ed last month in which he quoted his 1998 interview with the then 94-year-old george kennan. "i think the russians will gradually react quite adversely and it will affect their policies. we have signed up to protect a whole series of countries, even though we have neither the resources nor the intention to
from chuck hagel talking about the nato alliance as tension heightens between russia and ukraine. russia's military move quote shatter the myth that the end of the cold war meant an end to insecurity at least in europe. speaking in washington he says the european nato members need bolster their expense effort because they will test the 28-nation lead alliance. we expect remarks to get underway in just a moment here at the wilson center. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> morning. >> good morning. >> morning, everyone and welcome to the wilson center. i am jane harmon the president and ceo. i am delighted to introduce our first event this morning. let me welcome the cochair and former chair and ambassadors from countries and our speakers for the next panel which is going to be introduced later. i have to recognize the former german ambassador who is a scholar at the wilson center. in 1997, my daughter hillary then a princeton senior majoring in politics picked nato as her thesis topic. she called her mom, me i
and chuck hagel promised -- said there was no evidence. >> does he have control of the separatists? i have not seen any good work on that. >> vladimir putin is speaking now at the st. petersburg conference. we will check in with ryan chilcote later to find out what he is saying and how it is being received. >> what else do we have? >> the next story is hewlett-packard. it's another round of job cuts. up to 16,000 positions eliminated which is about five percent of their total workforce. >> all over twitter yesterday, the article on ibm. it says hardware companies are fossils. >> you look at ibm and it went from a hardware copy to a software company. you wonder where technology is going. this is up to 50,000 employees. >> including the previous job cuts. >> sales are no longer following. meg whitman says they are stabilizing. they have not figured out what their next move is. >> what does oracle do and cisco do over the weekend? they've got to react to this. >> this will save one percent? cent earnings-per-share. they are laying off 50,000 people to save a penny. >> what else do we have? >>
chuck hagel, secretary of defense. [applause] also accompanying secretary hagel are the honorable generaly of the navy, james f amos, united states marine corps, commandant of the marine corps, and united states navy chief of naval operations. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, please remain standing as we extend honest to the official party. [military band plays] [gun salute] >> the blue angels will be apurchasing momentarily from behind me at the south end of the stadium. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, we invoight all our guests to for our national anthem and the invocation by captain michael gore. [applause] >> i invite all who wish to pray with me. pray. god of all wisdom, knowledge and learning, four years ago these graduating midshipmen arrived at naval academy and marched portals of yawning bancroft hall, to commence a life of study and service. was here in the halls of this storied institution that they were inculcated with the highest andls of duty, honor, loyalty and were prepared for militaryus tasks of leadership. so on this day, as they receive their commissions, g
straight to chuck hagel in our exclusive interview yesterday. it's a scandal that's shaken military families across the country. should it cost veteran affairs secretary eric shinseki his job? already, the american legion has called on the retired four-star general and vietnam vet to step aside. should general shinseki be accountable? >> there is no one who understands accountability more than general shinseki. >> does he have your support you? >> i do support general shinseki. but there's no margin here. if this, in fact, or any variation of this occurred, all the way along the chain accountability is going to have to be upheld here. because, we can never let this kind of outrage, if all of this is true, stand in this country. >> the average wait is five months. is that taking care of our veterans? >> no, it's not good enough. obviously. it has to be better. >> shouldn't we have predicted that there would be a backlog? we were in the middle of two wars. we had tens of thousands, millions deployed in this period. and no one predicted that, including general shinseki. >> i don't thin
. defense secretary chuck hagel approved a request to evaluate chelgsy manning for gender dysphoria. and considering a request to transfer manning to a civilian prison. what is gender dysphoria? basically it's a diagnosis for people whose gender at birth is contrary to the one they identify with. chelsea manning, formerly known as bradley, is a transgender military inmate sentenced to 35 years in prison for sending those classified documents to wikileaks. her request to have hormone therapy while in military prison is a first of its kind. while no decision has been made, it's creating a dilemma for the defense department. how to treat a soldier for a diagnosed disorder without violating long-standing military policy. transgender men and women aren't allowed to serve in the u.s. military. secretary hagel says those guidelines need a second look. >> i'm open to those assessments, because, again, i look back to the bottom line, every qualified american who wants to serve our country should have an opportunity. if they fit the qualifications, and can do it. >> the recent report estimate
now. and jennifer, it's got to be good news to the family, secretary of defense, chuck hagel releasing the details that sergeant bergdahl is being released. what are the conditions of that release? >> reporter: kelly, i've just spoken to a senior u.s. defense official who tells me that bowe bergdahl is in good shape, in germany right now. he is, according to the official, has lost some weight. he is scared. he clearly is a little disoriented and weakened after years of being held in captivity by the taliban. what i understand, not only from a statement that's recently been released by defense secretary chuck hagel, but also from senior u.s. defense officials who have spoken to today, is that the release is the result of negotiations and a trade. it was a trade to release five prisoners afghan and taliban prisoners from guantanamo bay. they are en route back to afghanistan. and, of course, bowe bergdahl is being seen in germany by u.s. military officials, and getting medical treatment at this time. he's going to see his family soon. and i think it's really important to point out, kelly,
the commander of that hospital at ft. bragg and suspended three top deputies. defense secretary chuck hagel has ordered an immediate investigation into the military's health system. that review is expected to take 90 days. and these new revelations today out of ft. bragg and this health system that chuck hagel has now put under review, keep in mind, this is a totally separate something, a totally separate system from the ongoing stories is and scandal about the health care that our veterans receive. the military health care system and the veterans health care system are separate systems, but this is all going on at once. when president obama last week first addressed these allegations about the v.a., about staff at v.a. health centers around the country, manipulating wait lists to make it seem like veterans were getting timely care, he said in those remarks, he gave prepared remarks and answered questions, and he said during his answering questions, that something that we've sort of been puzzling over ever since he said it. this was what the president said about reaching out immediately to vete
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